Recently industrial hemp oil was in the news for being the unlikely solution to the epileptic health issues of a two month old baby. Already in her short life she had been subjected to countless tests and medicines, none of which provided relief to her endless daily seizures.
Amylea’s story is told in detail in the article from Herb.co but in short, her family found a hospital in Colorado where the doctors were willing to supervise the parent’s administration of the industrial hemp oil referred to as Charlotte’s Web.
Amylea is responding well to Charlotte’s Web. Fortunately, the doctors at Children’s Colorado are willing to observe and on some levels participate in the (industrial) hemp oil treatments. As the youngest person to receive these treatments, Amylea is a record holder—but also much more. Her story signifies the progress that we are making as advocates for the free and safe access to cannabinoids.
It is important to note that Charlotte’s Web hemp oil is not medical marijuana. It won’t get you high. Though Children’s Colorado refers to the CBD hemp oil as “medical marijuana”, they are incorrectly labeling Amylea’s treatment.
Industrial hemp oil is providing a heroic healing solution for this child and her family and yet the parents had to jump through hoops to find healthcare facility willing to help.
Although industrial hemp oil is legal in all states, there is still some misinformation and hesitation by medical professionals to actively seek out CDB hemp oil as a solution.
What Else Can Industrial Hemp Oil Do?
An article from Leafly, What There is to Know about CBD Industrial Hemp Oil offers some great answers about CBD derived from industrial hemp:
- Industrial hemp and medical marijuana both come from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
- Agricultural hemp, which is often referred to as “hemp stalk,” grows differently than THC-containing cannabis, and looks similar to bamboo.
- THC-producing marijuana plants are grown to an average of five feet in height, spaced six to eight feet apart. Agricultural hemp is grown to a height of 10 to 15 feet or more before harvest, placed three to six inches apart.
- Hemp has little potential to produce high-content THC when pollinated.
- As long as agricultural hemp plants are pollinated by members of their own crop, the genetics will remain similar with low levels of THC.
- There is a strong legal argument that production and distribution of CBD oils/products derived from imported raw material industrial hemp is not a violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA); in fact, one Colorado law firm has published a written opinion making the case.
However, some of the more telling information about the future of industrial hemp oil comes from the real people seeking medical solutions. In the comment section of the Leafly article you’ll find people seeking medical help for:
- Chronic Dyelimating PolyNeuropathy
- Chronic pain
While industrial hemp oil hasn’t been proven to be effective in all of these medical conditions, research is continuing. It is all about keeping the conversation going; letting medical professionals and especially your local government leaders understand the importance of putting energy and dollars behind further research.
The industrial hemp plant offers so many amazing solutions for over 50,000 uses. We just have to convince our government leaders to make the farming of industrial hemp legal in every state.
The National Hemp Association is on a mission to get 1 million signatures to get industrial hemp legalized at the federal level. You can learn more and to be part of the solution with your signature by visiting their website.
In the future, Hemp, Inc. is also considering working with industrial hemp oil. With the largest hemp decortication plant in America, we can process many tons per year and it only makes sense to be able to eventually use the whole plant.